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The Constitutional Convention of 1787: Prayer Served a Purpose Just as Prayer Always Serves a Purpose

  by Diane Rufino, October 8, 2018 Here is a trivia question for you:  Who were the oldest and youngest delegates at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, in 1787 ? The oldest delegate, as many I’m sure remember from your … Continue reading

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Undoing the American Republic with Welfare and Institutionalized Poverty (That’s Why Welfare Reform is So Important!)

by Diane Rufino, September 30, 2018 Government programs such as welfare and other social means-tested programs characterize very well the government’s general policy towards poverty: Make individuals “comfortable” in their poverty rather than incentivize them to become self-sufficient. Those dependent … Continue reading

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The Federal Courts Have Become Political, as Judge Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Hearing Made Clear

by Diane Rufino, Sept. 22, 2018 The United States is a constitutional republic.  It is not a democracy, as most people believe. A “republic” is a form of government in which supreme power is held by the people and their … Continue reading

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SECESSION: Both a RIGHT and a REMEDY

  by Diane Rufino, September 23, 2018 Gene Kizer Jr. is a brilliant historian. He has written an excellent account of the causes of the War of Northern Aggression (aka, the War to Prevent Southern Independence; aka, the War Between … Continue reading

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Constitution Day 2018

Today was Constitution Day. On September 17, 1787, the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia concluded. 39 of the 55 delegates to the Convention signed the final product, including its primary author, James Madison, and its eldest member, Benjamin Franklin. The Convention … Continue reading

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Thomas Jefferson Articulates the Remedy of Nullification in an Opinion Written to George Washington in 1791

by Diane Rufino, September 16, 2018 In 1791, Thomas Jefferson wrote an opinion on the constitutionality of a National Bank. It is an important commentary on the meaning and intent of the US Constitution, in particular the two general clauses … Continue reading

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Government Targeting Political Opponents (an American Story, thanks to Barack Obama)

by Diane Rufino, July 21, 2018 On Thursday, July 19, supporters of Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters showed up at her Los Angeles office and put on a very troubling and unpatriotic display. I suppose their conduct was either in line … Continue reading

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